Elk Ridge Golf Club is celebrating 25 years serving golfers and Scott and Karen Landane don’t know where the time has gone. Louis Schmidt, president of HoneyBaked Ham in Michigan, is the owner of Elk Ridge and the fun pig-shaped bunker at No. 10 still draws comments and cameras.
Elk Ridge is much more than a fun bunker and a great sandwich stop though. Jerry Matthews, Michigan’s prolific golf course designer, did some of his best work at Elk Ridge, which has been an award-winner since opening with the 1991 “Second Best New Public Course in America” designation by Golf Digest in 1992.
Most recently, Elk Ridge made the 2013 list of “America’s Top 100 Golf Courses” by Golf Digest and has a 4 ½ star rating in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play.”